X-Men: Days of Future Past is a strange one for me. I love the comic book arc and I found plus points in even the most-slated X-Men movies of previous years, so I should be massively looking forward to this movie, right? Plus Bryan Singer, who helmed the first two brilliant X-Men movies is back to direct. The thing is, the more that I’ve seen of this movie, the less enthusiastic I’ve become. Flip that with a movie like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy; three movies that I’ve become more interested in the more that I’ve seen.
Now comes a new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which looks decent enough. Still, I’m not getting the same excited anticipation that the recent Winter Soldier or ASM2 trailers have brought. Oh, and there’s a new Days of Future Past poster, shown at the top of this post.
The Days of Future Past comic arc features an alternative future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels after a key senator was assassinated by a group of rogue mutants. Using time travel, the Kitty Pryde tries to warn the younger X-Men of what terror is to come so that they can stop the assassination and save the future. The film adaptation is going to have Wolverine be sent back in time by Kitty, mainly due to the audience’s love of Jackman’s Logan.
Forming quite the ensemble cast, the film sees James McAvoy as the younger Professor X, Patrick Stewart as the older Professor X, Michael Fassbender as the younger Magneto, Ian McKellen as the older Magneto, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Daniel Cudmore as Colossus, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique. Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Omar Sy as Bishop, Fan Binbing as Blink, Lucas Till as Havok, Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask, Evan Jonigkeit as Toad, Booboo Stewart as Warpath, Adan Canto as Sunspot, and Josh Helman as a young William Stryker. There’s also strong reports that James Marsden will be returning as Cyclops.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on 23rd May, 2014.